Today, Trump and Rudy Giuliani plan to continue their failed legal “strategy” and election fraud farce by holding a sham theatrical performance in Pennsylvania, despite the fact that Trump has already lost.
Pennsylvania officially certified its election results and President-elect Biden won by over 80,000 votes — almost double Trump’s margin in 2016.
New York Times: “But the certification in Pennsylvania, a state Mr. Biden won by more than 80,000 votes, resonated as it officially marked the state as having moved from red to blue, and was yet one more rebuke to the many efforts of the Trump campaign and its Republican allies to overturn the election results in a state Mr. Biden won by more than 80,000 votes.”
The Trump campaign lost five lawsuits before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in one day this week alone.
ABC News: “Trump campaign loses 5 more cases in Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision”
A conservative judge tossed out the Trump campaign’s suit saying it’s “not how the Constitution works” and calling their claims “unhinged.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “‘Not how the Constitution works’: Federal judge tosses Trump suit seeking to disrupt Pa. election results”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann described the case put forth by the president’s campaign as a tortured ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ and the remedy it sought — effectively disenfranchising nearly seven million voters in the state — as ‘unhinged.’”
Despite the Trump campaign’s baseless claims of voter fraud, Giuliani admitted to a Pennsylvania court that it was “not a fraud case.”
New York Times: “Under questioning from a federal judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Mr. Giuliani made a different admission: ‘This is not a fraud case,’ he said.”
Pennsylvania judges have repeatedly ruled against Trump and his allies on nearly every case they brought before the courts.
ABC News: “Two more Pennsylvania legal challenges by President Donald Trump’s campaign appear to have failed, insuring that more than 2,700 ballots that had been contested over technicalities would, in fact, be counted.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Republican monitors observing vote counting in Philadelphia were given sufficient access under state law to view the proceedings.”
Trump’s legal escapade devolved into farce as his campaign tried to replace the entire team handling his baseless lawsuit hours before a hearing.
Politico: “The game of musical chairs among lawyers pursuing President Donald Trump’s court challenges to the election results continued on Monday evening, as the campaign tried to replace the entire team handling the campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to block certification of Pennsylvania’s results. A court filing said Marc Scaringi, a Harrisburg, Pa., attorney, conservative talk radio host and former Senate candidate, was taking over the case. The move came just hours before a potentially make-or-break court hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on motions by Pennsylvania state and county officials to dismiss the lawsuit. The legal escapade devolved into farce on Monday night as the federal judge rejected a move by the campaign to postpone that key hearing.”
The Trump campaign dropped its request to halt vote counting after they were forced to admit in court that observers had not actually been barred.
New York Times: “At a hastily scheduled hearing Thursday night, however, Mr. Trump’s campaign admitted that ‘a nonzero number’ of Republican observers had in fact turned up. ‘Then what’s the problem?’ Judge Paul S. Diamond asked. The Trump campaign ultimately agreed to drop its request to halt the vote count after Judge Diamond, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, allowed for a total of 120 observers at the convention center — 60 for the Democrats and 60 for the Republicans.”
Rudy Giuliani’s now infamous press conference outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping featured a convicted sex offender.
Philadelphia Inquirer: “Trump announced: ‘Lawyers News Conference Four Seasons, Philadelphia, 11 a.m.,’ only to delete his post minutes later and replace it with one changing the venue from the upscale Center City hotel to a similarly named business: Four Seasons Total Landscaping on industrial State Road, next to Fantasy Island Adult Books and Novelties and across the street from the Delaware Valley Cremation Center.”
Politico: “Man featured at Giuliani press conference is a convicted sex offender”
Republican Senator Pat Toomey said Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options in Pennsylvania and urged him to accept that President-elect Biden won the election.
Senator Pat Toomey: “President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania.”
Senator Pat Toomey: “I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory… President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process.”
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